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Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2016
Series: Storm Siren Trilogy
"The realization hits: Were not going to win. Its why I couldnt defeat Draewulf in Bronbecause this power was never mine anyway. I drop my arms and let the energy die off. And turn around to Face Eogan."
After a fierce battle with Draewulf, Nym barely escaped with her life. Now, fleeing the scorched landscape of Tulla, her storm-summoning abilities are returning; only . . . the dark power is still inside her.
Broken and bloodied, Nym needs time to recover, but when the full scope of the shapeshifters horrific plot is revealed, the strong-willed Elemental must race across the Hidden Lands and warn the other kingdoms before Draewulfs final attack.
From the crystalline palaces of Cashlin to the legendary Valley of Origin, Nym scrambles to gather an army. But even if she can, will she be able to uncover the secret to defeating Draewulf that has eluded her people for generations? With a legion of monsters approaching, and the Hidden Lands standing on the brink of destruction, the stage is set for a battle that will decide the fate of the world.
This time, will the Sirens Song have the power to save it?
Mary Weber is the author of the Scholastic Pick, Christy, Carol, and INSPY Award winning young adult novel Storm Siren and the Storm Siren Trilogy. As a conference and avid school speaker, Webers passion is helping others find their voice amid a too-loud world. In her spare time she sings 80s songs to her three muggle children and ogles her husband, who looks strikingly like Wolverine. They live in California, which is perfect for stalking tacos and the ocean. Connect with Mary online at MaryWeber.com; Facebook: Mary Weber, Author; Instagram: MaryWeberAuthor; Twitter: @MChristineWeber.
Yvette K.5 Stars Out Of 5New YA Fantasy FavoriteMay 10, 2017Yvette K.Quality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5With action packed excitement leading to the conclusion of the main conflicts and all of the different threads running through this series, Siren's Song is a fitting conclusion to what is now one of my favorite YA Fantasy trilogies read as an adult. I particularly appreciated the story thread of Nym's self-harm, which I found disturbing at the beginning of the trilogy, was wrapped up. I also greatly appreciated having more of Nym's growing faith in the Creator.
Highly recommended for readers of YA Fantasy.
This review refers to a finished hardback received from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.
ADFehlArden, NCAge: 25-34Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Satisfying ending to one of my favorite fantasy reads of 2016January 16, 2017ADFehlArden, NCAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4So here we are in the third installment of Mary Webers Storm Siren Trilogy and our protagonist Nym is still trying to defeat that evil Draewulf. Sirens Song picks up pretty much right where Sirens Fury left off. Nym is en route to rescue the captured Princess Rasha. Nym and her posse try to warn Rashas mother, Queen Laiha, of the dangers headed her way but the meeting doesnt go as well as hoped.
If youve worked your way through the first two books, you might remember Nym losing her Elemental powers. To compensate, she made a visit to a witch and picked up some powers more dark in nature. It proved to be a decent quick fix to get her Eogan back but now she has to figure out how to keep those dark powers from overtaking the good, light part of her soul. It was always funny to see how the bouts of foul weather would give away Nyms rough mood days. X-D
And how did I not pick up til now that Eogan is only 22?! Seemed so much older! And the Skinny Love reference... did Mary Weber slip in a Bon Iver reference in there?! :-)
Much of the same drama youve seen from earlier in the series continues here, only with the ramped up intensity that youd expect of a series closer book. Some of my interest in the plot waned here and there whenever the battle scenes declined -- there are some wonderfully LARPy battles near the end! -- and talk of court politics increased. A little intrigue here and there Im all for but some of it went on a little long. I do really enjoy this cast of characters though, so the humorous banter often pulled me through the drier parts. I also liked the tension that was built around the character Myles as his powers grew. It was fun to keep guessing if he would turn good or bad in the end. Theres also the adorable little boy Kel who brings some sweet levity to otherwise intense scenes.
I remember noticing that Weber got a little heavy-handed with the fake swearing in the second book -- this book is put out by a Christian publishing house so when characters needed to swear, she had them using made up curses like litches, hulls, bolcrane (bolcrane doubles, also the name of a feared, deadly lizard-like creature within the Storm Siren world). Though the presence of that pseudo-swearing felt rather ever-present in Sirens Fury, here in the third book it seems to fall off to nearly non-existent.
I wouldve loved to see a few more scenes within the Valley Of Origin, but otherwise I thought this was a strong finish to this whirlwind nature-inspired fantasy series. Definitely an improvement from the somewhat lackluster plot of Sirens Fury. This closing book features a strong ending with one pretty epic final battle. Those scenes in the final pages are seriously LOL adorable!
YA fans, check out the shout-out to author Jay Asher (Thirteen Reasons Why) in the acknowledgements! It was neat to learn that he helped write the few chapters written from Eogans POV.
POTENTIAL TRIGGER WARNING: Because Nym using cutting as a way to process her internal pain throughout part of this series, author Mary Weber recommends that readers who might be triggered visit the website To Write Love On Her Arms (twloha.com) for information and help.
FTC Disclaimer: TNZ Fiction Guild kindly provided me with a complimentary copy of this book & requested that I check it out and share my thoughts. The opinions above are entirely my own.
Deb4 Stars Out Of 5Beautiful cover, beautiful story - I loved it!May 23, 2016DebQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4I always say this about fantasy books, "that they are not my usual genre" which they aren't. Yet, I have never read one that I didn't like. This one included. I did have trouble at the beginning and there were several instances when the author would relate to events that happened in previous books. (This was the third book in the series.). However, that in no way diminished my enjoyment of this book. I wish I had read it from the start, but that wasn't the case.
While a few parts at the end were a little cheesy, I do think this would be a great YA book as kids are into the fantasy stuff. And like I said, even as an adult I enjoyed it and was very entertained.
I'd like to thank Zondervan books and Net Galley for sharing a free e-galley with me in exchange for an honest review. I would definitely recommend this book!
Kara Peck4 Stars Out Of 5Siren's SongMay 22, 2016Kara PeckQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0Boy, Mary Weber sure knows how to get you invested in her characters. No matter what I have thought about the story line or genre I was still ready to cry there at the end. I was surprised by that!
Gretchen5252 Stars Out Of 5Siren's Song reviewApril 30, 2016Gretchen525Quality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5As a member of the Fiction Guild, I receive free books each month to review in exchange for my honest review. As part of this past month's package I received Siren's Song, the third book in the Storm Siren trilogy. This book was not suited to my liking as I really don't enjoy fantasy type books. Mary Weber's writing definitely caters to a young teen audience and she has a poetic voice that I like, however, the book was just not suited to my taste. I had not read her previous two books in the series so I was not able to understand where this book even started. I was not able to get halfway through before putting it down and deciding to write the review.
Weber's characters, especially Nym, are strong and likable, but I just couldn't finish this book. The plot and storyline were hard for me to get into.
If you do happen to enjoy reading fantasy where the main character is strong, and different worlds are at war with one another, then I recommend you try the series for yourself; please don't let my disliking deter you from reading this series. This genre is just not my favorite and I was surprised to receive a book that was the third one in a trilogy. Perhaps if I had read the first two books then I would've enjoyed Siren's Song more.
Thank you to the Fiction Guild for the book in exchange for my honest review.